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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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No stinking thinking and words here. 

May 31, 2015 11:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Great question, Michael Thornton 

I have eliminated 'but' and use 'not' sparingly (apart from 'if' and 'try' replaced appropriately by 'when' and 'intend'.)

And yes, I do see a BIG difference!

Jun 02, 2015 04:55 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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I don't consider try negative.  It's somewhat positive to me.  Can't would be negative.

May 31, 2015 09:39 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I like negative words.

Jan 20, 2019 06:53 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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John nailed this one!

Feb 19, 2018 06:07 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
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I am eliminating the words: can't, won't and evidentially. 

Jun 02, 2015 08:19 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

But, if and try are all fine is some usages and can be negative in other usages. I'm very aware when using them. "Negative" is a word I am careful about too.

One phrase I never use is "It will kill (me, us, the deal, etc.) ...". Words have power.

Jun 01, 2015 04:56 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
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Cheap.  I dont like the word cheap, instead I will correct people and insert Inexpensive (cheap refers to quality).  I also dont like the word "problem", instead I use opporunity as really, all problems are opportunities.   Good question.

Jun 01, 2015 01:30 AM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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Here are the words that annoy me most - 

"obviously" - if obvious, then doesn't need to be said 

"folks" - I am not your folks - mine are gone, enough of this....

"the notion that" - another ugh of a phrase....

Jun 01, 2015 12:36 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

" Ass" like "You Jack Ass" comes to mind often ... cant help i.

May 31, 2015 11:43 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Can't and won't are the first ones that come to mind.

May 31, 2015 10:13 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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sounds like Yoda! I am eliminating those words - and then will look for more

May 31, 2015 09:26 PM